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Palestinian Claims Israel Training Cattle to Spy on Palestinians

Cows at a dairy farm (credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Cows at a dairy farm (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Palestinian villager encountered Israeli cattle and fabricated a story about how Israel has been secretly training the cattle to spy on Palestinians, according to the official Palestinian Authority daily news outlet Al-Hayat Al-Jadida which Palestinian Media Watch reported.

"These are recruited and trained cattle," Rushd Morrar, the Palestinian villager, said daily in a statement to the official PA. "On the neck of each cow, they hang a medallion with an eavesdropping and recording device on it and sometimes cameras, in order to monitor every detail in Khirbet Yanun large and small."

He also claimed that "the settlers release herds of wild boars" as a way to destroy any and all Palestinian crops. "The settlers' crimes are diversifying and becoming sophisticated and the means they employ in their war are unlimited," he alleged. "Starting with direct acts of murder and ending with incidents of car ramming on the roads; starting with burning agricultural crops, uprooting trees and stripping lands and ending with releasing boars towards the farmer's lands."

This isn't the only time a Palestinian has claimed that Israel has been using animals against them. In July 2008, a statement was released by the same Palestinian news outlet claiming that "settlers" were releasing a species of super rats immune to rat poisoning in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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